Continuing our tour of zoos around Ohio, we visited the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Among the large exhibits at the zoo is a habitat for Polar Bears featuring a large “rocky” dry area and a very large pool. A great feature of the pool is an area below the water level from which visitors may observe the bears swimming through a huge and extremely thick acrylic window. The day was warm and the bears were being pestered by flies, one even snarling as the insects buzzed around its snout. Swimming apparently cooled the polar bears while providing relief from the flies. One bear repeatedly demonstrated its skills at the “backstroke!”
Flies! I hate flies!